Lot: Polished Carnelian Pebbles - 12 kg (26 lbs)

This is a wholesale box of 12 kg (26 lbs) of high quality, polished carnelian agate "pebbles" from Madagascar. The color of carnelian can vary greatly, ranging from pale orange to an intense red coloration.

Most of the pieces in the box range from 2 to 3.5" wide with the majority being in the larger size of the range.

Carnelian is a semi-precious variety of chalcedony that features an orange or orange-red coloration. It's name is believed to come from the Latin word carneus, meaning 'flesh colored'. The reddish color is due to the presence of iron oxide impurities in the silica which makes up the chalcedony.

Carnelian is one of the oldest known gemstones. It was widely used in ancient Rome to make insignia and seals for imprinting on letters or important documents because hot wax does not stick to carnelian.
Carnelian Agate
Most pieces 2 to 3.5" wide, 26 lbs